Thursday, April 05, 2007

Robert Lowell: Writers and Storytellers Must be Interested

In a letter from the American poet, Robert Lowell to Randall Jarrell (another American author and poet) he wrote:

“In prose you have to be interested in what is being said… it’s very exciting for me, like going fishing’.

Source: Nick Hornby, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, London: Viking, 2006, 15.

Geoff Pound

A review of The Complete Polysyllabic Spree can be found at the site, Reviewing Books and Movies.

Image: Robert Lowell.